iHeartMedia Senior Account Executive in Chicago, Illinois
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The audio revolution is here – and iHeart is leading it! From broadcast radio to digital streaming radio to podcasting, audio continues to grow – and iHeart, which reaches 90% of Americans every month, is the #1 audio company in America across every one of those platforms. We’re the home of many of the country’s most popular and trusted on-air personalities and podcast influencers; we build important connections with hundreds of communities across America; we create and produce some of the most popular and well-known branded live music events in America; and we have the only complete audio ad technology stack in the industry for all forms of audio, from on demand to broadcast radio, digital streaming radio and podcasting. Only one company in America has the #1 position in everything audio: iHeartMedia.
If you’re excited about this role but don’t feel your experience aligns perfectly with the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. At iHeartMedia we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace and are looking for teammates passionate about what we do!
What We Need:
Only one company has the #1 position in everything Audio reaching 9 out of 10 Americans every month –– iHeartMedia.
You know iHeart for our massive events and local personalities — but do you know what matters most? We love working with each other; it’s not just what we do. It’s what we do together.
Today Radio has more significant reach than TV. Podcasting is the fastest-growing medium ever. Podcasters and radio hosts are the new influencers with massive, hyper-engaged fan armies. New digital audio data, insights, and analytics tools make it easier than ever to plan, buy and grow with Audio. In short, the audio revolution is here.
As a Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL you will be supported with the most innovative and inclusive broadcast and digital marketing tools at your fingertips to leverage across our 160 markets and multiple platforms.
What You'll Do:
Immerse yourself in learning iHeartMedia’s Broadcast + Digital Marketing Products (we are constantly innovating and growing!)
Identify and develop new business opportunities while maintaining a pipeline of sales prospects in Salesforce
Foster and nurture relationships with the existing client base
Identify new opportunities and develop persuasive proposals to meet each client/agency evolving needs
Collaborate with internal partners to drive revenue and meet/exceed established sales targets
Create effective marketing campaigns in line with the iHeartMedia brand and resources
Deliver compelling sales presentations with confidence
Maintain productive client communication to ensure client satisfaction
Monitor competition to continually prospect new account leads
Negotiate rates and ensures prompt payments
Follow all station procedures for preparing orders, resolving billing issues, submitting regular reports regarding sales, pipeline lists, forecasts, and competitive analysis
What You'll Need:
A desire to learn and grow!
Independent, self-motivated, competitive, assertive personality
Strong problem-solving, analytical, and time management skills
Persuasive communication skills: verbal, written, and presentation
Strong client service relationship-building skills
Ability to plan and organize, set priorities, and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
Stress tolerance, especially with tight deadlines and financial pressures
Digital/Media Sales experience is a plus
Proven sales experience
Salesforce experience is a plus
Drive your own vehicle with a valid driver’s license and state-mandated auto insurance
Microsoft Office suite and social networking platforms skills
What You'll Bring:
Respect for others and a strong belief that others should do this in return
In-Depth knowledge of the media industry and related sales processes
Ability to apply expertise in a complex sales environment to service large accounts and/or complicated business segments
Confidence to prospect and quickly build rapport with customers, adapting messaging and style based on customer needs
Ease working with senior level executives and using influencing skills to negotiations and drive sales
Desire to stay abreast of emerging market trends and customer needs to expand relationships and trust
Confidence to solve complex problems using analysis, judgement and multiple sources of information
Accountability for your own work and a desire to provide guidance to new team members
Business development experience with new and existing customers
Chicago, IL: 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 30th Floor, 60601
iHeartMedia’s benefits offering is flexible and offers a variety of choices to meet the diverse needs of our changing workforce, including the following:
Employer sponsored medical, dental and vision with a variety of coverage options
Company provided and supplemental life insurance
Paid vacation and sick time
Paid company holidays, including a floating holiday that enable our employees to celebrate the holiday of their choosing
A Spirit day to encourage and allow our employees to more easily volunteer in their community
A 401K plan
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at no cost – services include telephonic counseling sessions, consultation on legal and financial matters, emotional well-being, family and caregiving
A range of additional voluntary programs, such as spending accounts, student loan refinancing, accident insurance and more!
The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.
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iHeartMedia is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – we specialize in radio, digital, social, podcasts, influencers, data, and events across the nation and provide premier opportunities for advertisers.
Visit iHeartMedia.com to learn more about us.